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Press Release

Leipzig, 4 January 2010

trac-x Increases Number of Tradable Day-Ahead Network Points Leipzig, 4 January 2010 – The European trading platform trac-x has again increased the number of tradable network points in the day-ahead section of their platform. Since 1 January 2010, day-ahead capacities can be traded at the additional network point Waidhaus. After the company’s last increase of the number of network points in February 2009, the overall number of tradable day-ahead points has now reached 18. In the future, day-ahead capacities at Waidhaus can be traded in the transmission grid of E.ON Gastransport. Interested traders can now register for the new network point on the platform. „By increasing the number of available network points on the platform we are seeking to further extend our position as the leading European trading platform for secondary gas transmission capacities ”, said Volkmar Müller, managing director of trac-x. Mr. Müller also said that it would strengthen the company’s presence as well as to make and to further intensify contacts with European traders at this year’s E-World, which will take place in Essen in February 2010.

trac-x Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH was established in order to create a transparent and non-discriminatory platform for trading secondary natural gas transport capacity. It has operated an online trading platform for European gas transport capacity since March 2005. Registered shippers can trade secondary capacity rights across Europe and in the transmission grids of the following network operators: Dong Energy Pipelines GmbH, Eni Gas Transport Deutschland S.p.A, E.ON Gastransport GmbH, Erdgas Münster Transport GmbH & Co. KG, EWE NETZ GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Ontras – VNG Gastransport GmbH, Thyssengas GmbH and WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG. In addition to long-term trading, firm day-ahead capacity rights can be traded on the platform, as well. They can be traded at the European cross-border points Bunde/Oude Statenzijl, Eynatten/Raeren, Ellund, Emden EPT, Emden NPT, Bochholtz, Medelsheim, Oberkappel, Vreden, Waidhaus and Wallbach as well as at the German interconnection points Reckrod, Bunder Tief, Lampertheim, Drohne, Emsbüren, Steinbrinck und Steinitz.

Press Contact: trac-x Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH Föpplstrasse 3, 04347 Leipzig, Germany Katja Beckert Phone: +49 341 443-907121 Email: Web: Network point expansion eng Network point expansion eng Network point expansion eng.pdf